GFM Network News


AFSC wants a grain sample before you sell to an unlicensed buyer

AFSC wants a grain sample before you sell to an unlicensed buyer

A proper sample is key to a payout on an insured crop — here are the rules governing that

Reading Time: 2 minutes Producers who are thinking about selling their grain through an unlicensed grain buyer need to consider a variety of factors, especially if they have production insurance through Agriculture Financial Services Corporation (AFSC). “If you’re thinking about selling grain to a grain dealer, a private buyer, a feedlot or even straight off the combine, it’s very […] Read more

A canola swath sits idle in a field in November 2019.

AFSC creates ‘salvage grade’ for spring-harvested crops

Reading Time: < 1 minute Agriculture Financial Services Corporation has created a ‘salvage’ grade factor for 2019 crops harvested this spring. The grade was created following a survey of buyers to determine a range of prices at which crops are trading. If the grain is of lower quality than normal grade factors account for, the salvage factor provides an assessment […] Read more


Agriculture Financial Services Corporation has made several changes to its perennial crop insurance programs for the coming year.

AFSC makes changes to perennial crop insurance

Reading Time: < 1 minute Agriculture Financial Services Corporation is making several adjustments to its perennial crop insurance programs for 2020. These include: Recalculated historical pasture normal yields, resulting in an increase of coverage for pasture insurance. On average, pasture normal yields have increased approximately 55 per cent for this year, which means clients receive higher compensation in the event […] Read more



cattle on a pasture

Feeding pasture cattle on insured hay fields

Reading Time: 2 minutes Here are the options for pasturing cattle on insured hay fields. If clients have any questions or concerns about the policy or procedures they should contact their local Agricultural Financial Services (AFSC) branch office. This spring has experienced low precipitation rates and windy conditions in many parts of the province that may be contributing to […] Read more

Alberta crop conditions as of June 3, 2014

2014 Alberta crop report summary for Southern, Central, North East, North West, and Peace River regions

Reading Time: < 1 minute Seeding is essentially completed with all regions at 95 per cent or better. It is estimated that up to 2 per cent of acres may not get seeded due to excessive moisture. Sixty per cent of crops have emerged. Precipitation in amounts of 25-50 mm was noted in the western portion of the Central region, […] Read more